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Kyoto is a birth place of traditional arts, crafts and performances of Japan,
and has been maintaining its tradition with the coming of the new age.
Here GTK'd like to introduce the monthly art highlights, museums, creators etc.

Looking East: Western Artists and the Allure of Japan from the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

Copyright: クロード・モネ 《ラ・ジャポネーズ(着物をまとうカミーユ・モネ)》 1876年 1951 Purchase Fund 56.147

This exhibition will display the masterpieces by European and American artists from the middle of 19th century, including Claude Monet, Vincent Van Gogh, Whistler etc. These artists were fascinated by Japanese fine arts and crafts especially the color, composition of Ukiyoe. The extraordinary influence of Japanese culture on the Western imagination, known as japonisme, profoundly affected leading artistic movements of the era, including Impressionism, Aestheticism, and Art Nouveau.
On this exhibition, about 150 works including paintings, prints, drawings, photographs, and decorative arts from the collection of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston (MFA) will be displayed. The highlight of this exhibition is Claude Monet’s La Japonaise, exhibited for the first time after meticulous conservation.
Visitors can enjoy a lot of fine arts and cross-cultural exchange between famous western artists and Japanese.

Copyright: 喜多川歌麿 《母子図 たらい遊》 江戸時代 享和3年(1803)頃 William Sturgis Bigelow Collection 11.22154

Copyright: メアリー・スティーヴンソン・カサット 《湯浴み》 1891年頃 Gift of William Emerson and The Hayden Collection-Charles Henry Hayden Fund 41.806

Copyright: 歌川広重 《東海道五拾三次之内 岡崎 矢矧之橋》 江戸時代 天保4年(1833)頃William Sturgis Bigelow Collection 11.17253

Copyright: ジェームズ・アボット・マクニール・ホイッスラー 《オールド・バターシー・ブリッジ》 1879年 Gift of Mrs. Walter Scott Fitz M21275

All photographs©2014 Museum of Fine Arts, Boston.

  • September 30th~November 30th, 9:00-17:00 (entry by 16:30), closed on Mondays (open on Oct.13th, Nov.3rd & Nov.24th)
  • Kyoto Municipal Museum of Art
  • ¥1500/adults, ¥1000/college and high school students, ¥500/middle school and elementary school students.

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